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  1. Won't start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello friends and strangers, Here are the Facts: 2004 9-3 2.0t Battery - Tested: Good, New Starter - Tested: Good Alternator - Tested: Good Fuses - All Good (Engine bay 2x, Driver's Side, Trunk) Miles: Unknown Previous issues: Unknow Description of Problem: The car will not crank, the starter...
  2. 1992 900s died, now wont start

    C900 Workshop
    Got a 1992 900s for the perfect price of free. It was running, although not great. Lots of white smoke from exhaust. Suspected fluid in combustion chamber, and confirmed when we removed the head and saw a break in the head gasket at cylinder #1 and deterioration in gasket at cylinder #4, both...
  3. Yet another "my car won't start!" post

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I've got a 2002 9-3 automatic transmission that won't start. I've read through a lot of other "my car won't start!" posts, and I'll outline what I've done below. In one of the threads, though, someone made a passing comment along the lines of "maybe your neutral switch is broken.."...
  4. 2.0T Engine Almost Dies on Startup?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    This started happening about 2 or 3 years ago at roughly 110k miles. Basically, 1 out of 10 starts would kick the engine on, then almost stall and fluctuate to regular rpm until it stabilizes after like 15 seconds. These days at 142k, it's 1 out of 4 starts that this happens, only remember 2...
  5. Electrical / Ignition Trouble

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Relatively new 9-7x owner. I have a 2006 that I've had for a year. I've had problems with the battery - I've actually had to replace the battery in it 3 times since first owning the vehicle. I live in Las Vegas, and I guess it's not uncommon for the harsh temperature to do a number on car...
  6. 2005 9-5 shuts off while driving, trouble starting.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi everyone, Car shut off while driving multiple times on my way home. Both times I replaced the DIC on the side of the road with two spares I had and was able to make it the rest of the way. Since then it's had trouble starting. Will crank but won't start. Tried replacing CPS, spark plugs...
  7. 2004 9-3 wont start, even with a jump

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I've been trying to get my car to start and it will not. It's very cold, around 0 degrees F. So far this winter it has been starting just fine, but today it just will not start. The battery is not dead, all of the lights and the radio will turn on fine. But when I try to start it, I can...
  8. Ignition Issue - 1997 CSE Turbo

    9000 Workshop
    My 1997 CSE Turbo is exhibiting some odd ignition behavior. Intermittently, less so now, it will not turn over. It cranks like it very much wants to start but does not. When this occurs the gauge cluster does not light up. Oil pressure, ABS light are very dim. The fuel gauge does not lift up...
  9. '02 9-5 Replaced DIC and CPS, cranks but no start. Please help!

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a pickle here.. So a few months ago my car stopped working, I try starting it up but it wont start, it just keeps cranking. I was told that the CPS or the DIC or the fuel pressure could be the issue. I check the fuel pressure from the rail and it was ok (a bit of fuel...
  10. My 2002 9-5 cranks up, but won't start. PLEASE HELP!

    9-5 Workshop
    So here's what happened, today I replaced the old worn out battery with a new one and tried starting the car, but it won't start. I've tried to start it more than ten times and the last few times I started to feel the car nudging just trying to start..:cry: I only recently replaced the spark...
  11. 2008 9-7x

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Hi! Happy Holidays to everyone! I somehow managed to create a bigger mess when attempting to fix a minor problem. Intial problem: front passenger window will not roll up completely. It falls short by an 1-3 inches. A faint sound like a motor struggling can be heard when opening or closing. I...
  12. Just Replaced Car Battery - Trouble Starting

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, First time poster, I tried to look around through the other threads for this problem and although I found ones similar I did not see any about this specific problem. I've had my car for 5 years like on the day and had never replaced the battery until this past week. I woke up and had...
  13. Hard to diagnose: occasional failure to start

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 9-5 that has exhibited a problem for maybe two or three years now: It sometimes fails to start (won't even crank) after a short drive and sitting for about an hour. I drive to a pool almost every morning, swim for about an hour, and then drive back. It always starts fine first...
  14. starting problems w/ 2002 Viggen

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    year = 2002 model = Viggen sedan engine = 2.3L HOT mileage = 83,000 miles Hi, friends. Just when I think I'm capable of doing things myself, I learn that things are more complicated than what I'm capable of. :roll: problem = since early April, difficulties starting; and it has become...
  15. no juice on start.Battery or inside bug

    9-5 Workshop
    Right now , for no apparent reason , my 2000 9-5 2.3t wagon will stutter before starting. On trying ignition , the cluster light panel appears WEAK (no life in those lights ) and then after some , "throat cleansing noise" - it will eventually muster up power to start. Few days ago , it just sat...
  16. Intermittent start problem. Help please.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, one of my SAABs is a '99 9-5 wagon with only 48k miles and recently started giving me some problems to start. It will crank but won't start and I can crank it until the battery dies and nothing, but if I unplug the negative cable from the battery for a few seconds it will start immediately...
  17. Starting Problems

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi although this is my first post on this site. This site for has helped me so much for quite some time now reading everyones advice. I am not sure if the solution to my problem is found somewhere else on this so if it is feel free to direct me to the thread otherwise maybe you guys can help me...
  18. No Crank, No Start?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi although this is my first post on this site. This site for has helped me so much for quite some time now reading everyones advice. I am not sure if the solution to my problem is found somewhere else on this so if it is feel free to direct me to the thread otherwise maybe you guys can help me...
  19. 2001 Saab 9-5 V6 3.0 Turbo - Starting Problem

    9-5 Workshop
    Okay, so for what it's worth I am posting an experience I recently had. Car was sluggish and died going up a hill, low gas level. After that it would crank but would not start. Didn't pull DIC to check for spark but was close to doing that. Fearing ruining the DIC kept that from happening...
  20. Saab 9-5 2.3t Cranks but won't start.

    9-5 Workshop
    About a week ago, my saab decided to die after a day of city driving. The engine caught for a moment, ran rough, and then died. I diagnosed it to be a failed fuel pump. I ordered the fuel pump and it arrived today. I installed the new pump, and the car started (running rough at first, but...
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